Coinciding with the release of LiveLoveASAP, Complex ran their extended interview with ASAP Rocky today. Whether you just heard of the mixtape today or if you’ve been rocking with A$AP since the beginning, this is a great article, full of awesome quotes. ASAP Rocky discusses his past: growing up in Harlem, learning to rap… the present: signing to RCA, releasing the mixtape… and the future: touring with Drake, NYC Woodstock. Rocky also speaks on some of the hottest topics surrounding his name: Odd Future, his relationship with Drake, and the fight at the Fader Fort. If you don’t know, now you know. Read the full article on Complex.
- Palace (prod. Clams Casino)
- Peso (prod. ASAP Ty Beats)
- Bass (prod. Clams Casino)
- Wassup (prod. Clams Casino)
- Brand New Guy (feat. ScHoolboy Q) (prod. Lyle)
- Purple Swag: Chapter 2 (feat. SpaceghostPurrp & ASAP Nast) (prod. ASAP Ty Beats)
- Get Lit (feat. Fat Tony) (prod. Soufein3000)
- Trilla (feat. ASAP Twelvy & ASAP Nast) (prod. Beautiful Lou)
- Keep It G (feat. Chace Infinite & Spaceghost Purrp) (prod. Spaceghost Purrp)
- Kissin’ Pink (feat. ASAP Ferg) (prod. Beautiful Lou)
- Houston Old Head (prod. DJ Burn One)
- Acid Drip (prod. Soufein3000)
- Leaf (feat. Main Attrakionz) (prod. Clams Casino)
- Roll One Up (prod. DJ Burn One)
- Demons (prod. Clams Casino)
- Out Of This World (prod. The Olympicks) [Bonus]
The new spot in LES, Community 54 is already rocking even before it’s officially opened. Check out Space Ghost Purp x ASAP Rocky bless the roof-top stage for a special God of Black Pre-Halloween Party.
With a little over a week away from “Fear of God II: Let Us Pray” releasing, Pusha T lets go of this freestyle over young Harlem rapper ASAP Rocky’s “Peso” beat. The short freestyle that name-checks Balenciaga and Phillip Lim is available for play and download below. Fear of God II: Let Us Pray releases November 8. “If money talks you mumblers, you try it on, and take it off then post a pic on your tumblrs.” EGHCK!
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Last night, A$AP Rocky gave journalists their first listen to his debut mixtape,Live.Love.A$AP. The last minute session was your typical rap listening: chicken wings, booze and tons of weed smoke. However, the music that the young Harlemite introduced was definitely a new wave. I’ve been thinking about how I’m going to describe it and I can only say it’s “Harlem Trill.” The beats are slowed down and spacey but everything about Rocky screams New York. It just oozes out of him. You’ll see what I mean on Halloween, when the mixtape drops. For now, here’s a clip of Rocky introducing his favorite cut from Live.Love.A$AP.
ASAP’s in-house producer ASAP Ty Beats sat down with SkreechFilms.
Take a look at what went down at Jungle City Studios for the LiveLoveA$AP listening event. Photos courtesy of Who Shot Ya? who has the full gallery HERE.
HypebeastsRWelcome recently sat down with A$AP Nast to chat about all things A$AP, the record deal, and much more. You can read the full interview HERE.
You never know when opportunity can come calling. In the midst of an interview with BET.com Bad Boy Record’s new rising star Machine Gun Kelly accepted a call from fellow rap newcomer ASAP Rocky that would lay the groundwork for a potential collaboration. The two upstarts confessed a mutual admiration for one another and made plans to hit the studio together in the near future to record new material.
“I want to work with ASAP Rocky A.S.A.P.,” says a fired up MGK after a four-minute conversation with the Harlem rapper. “I see how he’s been moving in the industry and how he moves as a person with his crew. He sounds like a thorough motherf—–.”
Though that was the first time MGK had ever spoken to ASAP, he has long been a fan of the Harlemite’s unorthodox style. It’s hardly surprising that the brash Cleveland rhyme slinger would be drawn to the carefree shock rap aesthetic ASAP Rocky offers. The two rappers, who share similar cult-like followings—MGK’s Lace Up nation and Rocky’s ASAP crew—will likely create something to the liking of their young hipster heavy fan bases.
After exchanging info MGK and ASAP went over some future show dates which could provide a potential rendezvous point for their studio hook up. As for as this MGK is concerned the time and place are just formalities in a must see music event.
“Two real motherf—-, two wild motherf—–,” MGK boasts. “It’s a problem. Not as far as when you hear the record, but when you see both of us perform it live. Get back b—-!”
Fans better lace up, asap, for what’s to come.
With little to no commercial media support, Harlem rapper ASAP Rocky and crew have acquired an underground cult following, as well as catching the attention of music execs and major artist alike. Latest to be consumed by ASAP fever was Young Money’s own rap star Drake who tapped the 23 year-old artist to come join the Club Paradise tour line up and take his talents to colleges throughout North America.
“He called me up before I even met him,” the Harlem repper tells BET.com. “He [Drake] hit my boy Chase N. Cashe like ‘yo get ASAP on the phone for me.’ When I got on the phone he just started going off about how he f—- with the new era and the new music, and he’s really a fan of that sh–.”
With more than equal admiration for the chart-topping star, the Always Strive And Prosper commander says the down to earth convo with Drake organically led to his placement on the upcoming college tour.
“He was just like you got to come on tour with me,” ASAP recalls of the conversation. “I was like man you got it, lets do it. It was that simple.”
In addition to the promise of future collaborations between the two, ASAP has already been busy making his wish list of artists he’d be reaching out to for his RCA Records debut.
“I want to work with KidCudi, Pharrell, Cee Lo Green,Yelawolf and Bone Thugs N Harmony,” he admits.
Still tight lipped about the actual release date of his much anticipated mixtape LIVE LOVE A$APRockydoes confirm features from Bun B, Paul Wall, Killa Kyleon among others for the project.
The rap rookie is also psyched about his new label deal with RCA and after already dropping bangers “Purple Swagg”, “Peso” and more recently “Out Of This World” the underground leader prompts fans to get ready for him to take his brash, over the top style of music to the next level.
“I don’t remember the last time a New York artist got three million dollars for deals,” he explains. “At the end of the day when you’ve got creative control and you got people that’s willing to back you up and help you creatively and financially it’s a plus.”
“I got a song with ASAP Rocky. It’s actually his song,” Schoolboy Q explained. “He’s supposed to leak it sometime soon…It’s crazy. It’s real gangster though. But it’s gangster swag shit though, it’s dope. Shout out to Rocky.”
- Schoolboy Q
Here is Harlem Native Rapper Asap Rocky and RCA Records conducted a private listening session in NYC. Jim Jones, Ryan Leslie, Mos Def, Lloyd Banks and more attend the event to hear “Live Love ASAP” Mixtape Album. In a IFWT Exclusive interview we asked ASAP Rocky on his Fashion style on what he wears, Top 5 sneakers, the Origins of ASAP crew, Dave Chappelle run in,Musical influences and funny High Bloopers by me… sorry I blame it on the contact high… lol I have to give props for his crew for drinking Old English 40 Ounces. Also see what advice he gets from other MCs that want him to do good after the jump…
[via In Flex We Trust]